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Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom Show on map
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  • Phone: +44-2073238299
  • Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Details
    May
    Open

    Friday

    10:00 am - 08:30 pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Preferred

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 05:00 pm

The British Museum is one of the highlights of London. The museum is home to various collections of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and many other curiosities. It is said that about seven million collection pieces are present in this museum for display.

Discovering different cultures and having displays about various themes makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world. The artifacts span a million years and there are a lot of mind boggling facts that will leave you amazed. Another highlight of the British Museum is that it houses the Rosetta Stone as well as many other Egyptian marvels.

The museum is so large, that one day is not enough to explore it completely.

However, if you want to make a quick visit there are a few exhibits that should not be missed:

  • The Rosetta Stone: This ancient stone helped decode many ancient languages giving us a doorway to look into historical civilizations.
  • The Lewis Chessmen: This is a set of elaborately carved ivory chess pieces that will leave you astounded.
  • The Mold Cape: This cape is beaten out of pure gold.
  • The Oxus Treasure: This is a surviving Persian treasure and has many beautiful gold items.

British Museum is one of the tourist attractions in 5 days London travel itinerary and London Itinerary 2 Weeks. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in London.

Explore the various collections of antiquities and the impressive collection of art pieces on display at the iconic British Museum by getting tickets for British Museum. While the entry fee for British Museum costs nothing, you can buy tickets for British Museum here, as it would give you a thorough experience of the museum complete with information. British Museum ticket prices are a great value for money and it would be a shame to lose out on the British Museum tickets. Make sure you grab it immediately.

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British Museum Information

  • Designated wheelchair and accessible public toilet.
  • There are many restaurants, cafes, shops inside the museum. So, you will not need to find a place refreshment during a tiring day of exploring.
  • You can walk from this museum to the National Gallery so you can plan a full day trip with both these venues in mind.

British Museum Tickets Prices

  • Entrance is free.
  • A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events - book online now to avoid missing out.

British Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Great Court, including the Information Desk, is open daily 09.00–18.00 and until 20.30 on Fridays.
  • For timings of the library, cafe and other facilities, please refer to the official website. 

How To Get To British Museum by Public Transport

  • Tottenham Court Road is the closest tube station.
  • Bus Numbers 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 stop on New Oxford Street.
  • Cycle racks and hires are available.

Restaurants Near British Museum

  • The Museum Tavern
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  • This is a massive museum with many, many visitors daily. Well worth a visit but it takes a lot of time. I wished it has more of a storytelling presentation and some sort of discussion on the ethics of bringing other cultures historic treasures to London. It feels more like a dusty temple of imperial loot than educational. I prefer the more reflective type of museum like Imperial War Museum. But the selection of goods are impressive. And so is the building itself.

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  • It's vast and beautiful. But not to my taste, unfortunately. I would have liked to see more stories developing through displays. I know that would be a humongous (possibly impossible) task, but discreet displays don't hold my attention. That is not to say that it's beautiful, fantastic and full of knowledge, of course it is! It's just not what would keep me interested for some period of time.

  • Always busy. Can be exhausting if you try to see too much with small children. The covered central courtyard has a mall type atmosphere and acoustic. It also has very expensive sandwiches and impressive architectural surroundings in which to enjoy them - however the white marble and flat light can start to fry your brain. As always, bring a packed lunch to save a fortune if you have kids with you. I think they try to make you eat your own food in a horrible basement room: try to avoid that. Great collection though.

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  • So huge it can be tiring. Consider visiting over 2 half days rather than 1 full day to fully enjoy. If you are short of time there's a clever free map with the must see works of art that you really don't want to miss. Be there very early to enjoy the most sought after pieces like the Rosetta Stone and use the most crowded times to discover lesser known but just as marvellous gems that this museum holds.

  • Full of incredible items, nicely arranged to give historical narrative. So much to see it will take you several visits. Then there's the temporary exhibitions, which are consistently excellent. Minor gripe is that they can be too busy and you have to fight your way to the front. The great court is a magnificent space, with good food and shop options. While you have to pay for the big temporary exhibitions, regular entry is free, my kind of value.

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